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Center Grove High School

Let the towing begin

Parking problems commence only five weeks into the year byRonniMeier NewsWriter Tow, tow, tow your car, gently out the lot. Buy your pass or take the risk that

you just might get caught. Every morning police cars patrol the parking lot, checking to make sure that everyone has purchased their pass. Within the first couple weeks of school, officers will give you a warning slip. After they feel students have had enough time to purchase their parking pass, the tow-

ing starts. Senior Brandt Smith had his car towed on September 9. He found himself with an $85 fine. “It just sucks. I am not the only one that hasn’t gotten a pass. There are so many other kids in the parking lot that haven’t purchased their’s yet.” Smith said. He is right, too. Just walking around the parking lot after school, I found 8 cars without passes, and only two had warning stickers. According to the handbook in our planner, it says that every student has to have a parking pass to be out on the lot. Last year, around 30 cars were

towed, and this year, there have already been three. But what happens to the students like Senior Maddy Cheek, who had her car towed, while owning a pass? “I had my pass taped to my windshield and it was flapping so my mom put it in my middle consol and I forgot to get it out and put it back in my windshield.” Maddy found out that her car was towed on September 9. “Well, I think that they should look up if you have a pass or not, because I paid the thirty dollars for a pass, just to get my car towed.” Basically, if a car gets towed, it is taken

to the Greenwood Towing Lot. Officers will call in your license plate number to find out who the car is registered to. To pick up your car, the registered name must pick the car up. Prices for towing car range between $85-$110, depending on how quickly you are able to pick your car up. Tammy Spencer said, “Common sense tells you to get a parking pass. It is a hassle for the car owner to pick up the impounded car, and it is more expensive to pay the towing fees than purchase the pass in the first place.”

CG alumnus fills administration post byAbbiStiffey NewsWriter

perience and a strong background,” Hillman said. “Mr. Buck had a passion for the New-Tech model. He believed it was a strategy “He has hit the ground running right away. He has the that helped the student learn better,” Principal, Matt Shockley said. skills and the experiences needed for this job,” Shockley “He was hoping to be able to roll out the New-Tech program here at our said. school,” Shockley said. The New-Tech programing did not “hit the ground run“I am looking forward to learning from his experining” like the administration had hoped it would. The funding and programs ences and to see new improvements,” Hillman said. needed for this type of teaching are not available at this point in time. Mr. Gallman graduated from Center Grove in 1995 “There was an opening at New-Tech for Mr. Buck. They needed a liaison beand worked as an assistant principal at tween the schools of New-Tech and the New-Tech network. He is currently the Carmel High School before acquiring assistant director of development there,” Shockley said. his job, here at Center Grove. “This is a great opportunity for Mr. Buck to connect his passion with his work,” “I am looked forward to working with Shockley said. the staff and students “It was very sad when he left; he was a great colleague and a “He has hit the ground here at this school,” Assisgood administrator. But I was not surprised when he said yes, running right away. He tant Principal, Kevin Gallman said. and took the job at New Tech,” Assistant Principal, Sandy Hill“Center Grove is a real family atmohas the skills and the man said. sphere. I want to be able to get to know experiences needed for the students and help them,” Gallman The process to find a replacement for Mr. Buck was much quicker than it has been in the past. said. this job.” “We had to work very quickly. We found out that Mr. Buck “My goals, besides professional devel-Principal Matt Shockley would be leaving us two weeks for before school started,” opment, are to be involved in student Shockley said. activities and to get to know as many “We pulled together a committee of about 15 people, including people as possible. I want the students to students, staff, administration and parents,” Shockley said. The typical interview feel as if they can approach me and talk with me,” Gallprocess is more vigorous; there are three to four committees that the candidate man said. would rotate through. Only two people applied for this open position this year. “In my years at Center Grove, I have had many of the After a short, but intense interview process, the committee hired CG Alumni, teachers here, including Mr. Frank, Mrs. Gill and Mr. Kevin Gallman. Maguire,” Gallman said. Being raised by an educator, Mr. Gallman seems to have education running in After the short notice and quick interviews, Mr. Gallman his genes. is making his place at Center Grove. He has certainly “Mr. Gallman has worked at Center Grove before, about three years ago. He shown his willingness to our school and is beginning to graduated from this high school and he knows the culture of our school,” Shockimplement his goals. Going from student to administraley said. tor, Mr. Gallman will be walking the hallways in hopes to “Mr. Gallman is most absolutely qualified for this job. He has a lot of good exmake our school a better place.

Stakes are high as referendum approaches

Center Grove community members work to educate voters before November ballot byKristenSouthern NewsWriter

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he word referendum has been heard many times since Center Grove students have returned to school. With last year’s talk of budget cuts due to revenue decrease from the state, school officials have created the General Fund Referendum. The state requires schools to operate with six different funds, and transfers between the funds are not allowable. The general fund pays for salaries, utilities, and supplies. This year the general fund is missing a deficit of approximately 3.6 million dollars. “A referendum is a process in the state of Indiana when government agencies, such as schools, need more funding through taxes,” assistant principal Sandy Hillman said. Tax payers vote to approve the fund

and if majority votes in favor, the referendum passes. A referendum would help retain jobs and programs. “Schools used to get property tax money,” Hillman said. “Three years ago the governor changed that to s a l e s tax, and when the economy crashed f u n d s w e n t d o w n . We need to raise Buttons and posters taxes to such as these have maintain been prevalent p r o throughout the Cengrams.” ter grove Community. Many teachers are helping spread the word, even if it is just wearing a button or putting a sign in their yard. “The most important thing is

to get the word out, so that when that we don’t have to cut any voters go to the polls they have all clubs or extracurricular activithe facts,” social studies teacher ties,” Hillman said. Last year Todd Sheely said. Sheely serves many students feared that their on the twenty person commit- clubs or sports would be cut, settee and on the fundraising sub- ting off a series of campaigns to committee. He is also working save funding. “If the referendum does not on creating a facebook page for pass we will have to college students so that cut funding, which they understand ab“We no one wants to stain tee voting. want to make do. We would Sheely helped have to cut sure that voters teach staff and programs, or senior students have all the facts have extracurhow to register straight when they go ricular pay. So to vote. if you are in“Many teachto vote” volved in a club, ers have volun-Todd Sheely such as drama, teered to put signs or a sport, your in their yards, or parents would have wear buttons,” Sheely to pay, which some people said. “We want to make sure that could afford, but for the people voters have all the facts straight who struggle to make ends meet when they go to vote, if they now, they would not be able to don’t have all the facts they can’t participate,” Hillman said. properly vote,” Sheely said. “The referendum will allow us to continue programming so

“It (the referendum) will ultimately make our school better.” -Jake Hudson, ‘12 “I think we need it in order to maintain the high standards that we strive for here in acadmics and to continue the programs for students.” -Tammy Spencer “I think our school needs money so that we can further educate but I also think we caould make some more cutbakcs.” -Benji Evans, ‘11


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News

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Friday, September 24, 2010

CGHS hosts nation’s brightest leaders during summer’s NASC Conference byDelaineyBurnett NewsWriter

The NASC Conference started more like a Martin Luther King Idea, with an “I have a dream” type of comment. What was presented in Washington D.C. in 2004 was the dream plan for Center Grove got to host the NASC Conference in 2010. This dream idea was something Jennifer Smith, class of ’09, worked on throughout her entire high school career. Once the school was awarded the bid from NASC, they had to raise funds somehow. There was $300,000 that needed to be raised, and NASC turned to the Education Foundation to help raise the money. The money was raised, the schedule was set, and soon the delegates began to arrive. Students from all over the nation began to come by busloads, each one bringing a perky and pumped attitude. While every Center Grove student who wasn’t at the NASC Conference enjoyed their summer away from school, our high school was being invaded by kids from across the nation. Over the course of those few days the delegates participated in team building exercises and worked on leadership skills. On the first day, the delegates went to houses to have dinner with host families where both the families and the delegates learned something about each other. The delegates taught new games to Hoosiers and Hoosiers in return showed them some of our Hoosier Hospitality. They also did fun things like take 5 Boys and Girls clubs to the Children’s Museum, where all the children were awed and amazed. The children, who may have never experience the museum before, were able to see the exhibits like Water Works, the carousal with the horses, and the new Chihuly Glass sculpture. “The best part was watching all the small kids at the Children’s Museum because they were scared because they didn’t know what to expect,” Nicole Kreuzeman class of ’10 and conference tri-chair said. One day included going to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway driving around the track in buses and visiting the track’s museum. Throughout the rest of the week, there were many speakers that talked at the convention each having their own good message about leadership and doing positive things in the world. On the last day, the delegates swapped T-shirts with each other as part of the traditional T-shirt trading day. As the delegates piled back on to the buses, one could be sure that each left with found memories of a great high school experience.

Delegates arrive on buses Day 1 of the conference to the welcoming faces of the Indiana state guides. State guides eagerly awaited the arrival of their delegates each morning of the conference.

Technology launches CG into 21st century byTylerSykes NewsWriter

Above and right: Students work on new iMacs in the school’s new multimedia lab. The school used the New Tech grant to help purchase the 34 new iMacs. Below: CG’s hallways now display new flatscreen TVs. Also purchased with the grant, the TVs display the time and announcements.

“If you were to walk around Carmel, Decatur, or Franklin high school, one thing you would immediately notice is a high-tech environment,” Center Grove’s Technology Director Julie Bohnenkamp said about some Indiana schools. Over the summer, many technological upgrades were implemented into our daily high school life. “This summer we [the administration] have worked hard to fund and create additions to the high school which will help prepare our students for higher education,” Bohnenkamp added. You most likely have seen or these used these additions, possibly unknowingly. Whether it be viewing the announcements on the new plasma televisions or surfing the web on one of the many new laptops, odds are this technology is somehow benefitting you. Some of these improvements include the digital media lab (MAC Lab), Mediacast, more one-to-one computer rooms and laptop carts, and new and faster routers throughout the building. But Bohnenkamp is most excited about the main project, Mediacast. “With Mediacast, teachers can record any specific television show at anytime and archive it into the school database and view it anytime. It’s like an online DVR,” Bohnenkamp said. Media-

cast also includes a VHS converter which stores the VHS film or show onto an online database, live broadcasting, and online television versus that through a cable provider. “The online television is a great addition because as of this year, Comcast cable was making it so schools would have to pay $2 per television a month. And now we won’t have to pay it.” But there is also some controversy regarding the new technology. “Why are we spending all this money on new T.V.’s and computers when teachers are at risk for losing their jobs?” a Center Grove student asked. Principal Matt Shockley had something to say to this. “The money being spent on new technology has come from different places than the general fund and cannot legally be spent on teachers. When New Tech High wasn’t approved, a large capital fund was left over. We trusted our administration to make the right choices for ours students, and I believe they have,” Shockley said. So far, there has been an overall positive reaction to the new technology. “Teachers no longer have trouble signing up for lab time, presentations are more hands-on, and students who do not have a computer at home now have an increased accessibility to use them at school,” Shockley said. Shockley and the Administration hope that these additions will help push CGHS into the 21st century and show high school students what life is like at a post-secondary institution.

Center Grove students prepare to fight the good fight byVincentWilliams NewsWriter

“Fight the Good Fight” is the slogan for this year’s Center Grove FCA. Each Wednesday morning before school, hundreds of CG students gather in the auditorium to learn about God and develop relationships with friends. The plethora of signs explaining the name and when FCA meets are evident across the school. Stones Crossing Church youth pastor Ryan Johnson leads FCA along with Center Grove teacher and coach Troy Dice as the main adult leaders. Other than them, there are few adult leaders, which leads to a majority of the mornings being led by CG students. When describing the student leaders in FCA, junior Ryan Scheele said,” Charlie Richert and Craig Lotz have done a stellar job, and I’m excited for the rest of the year.” Many other students have also taken up a leadership role within FCA, which contributes to a feeling of closeness for everyone in the crowd. “It’s a great place to learn and come closer to friends,” said junior Nate Miller. Not only is FCA a great place to be with friends, but it also provides students with knowledge and the ability to connect with others outside of the faith. “I go for the fellowship, but I also want to be able to reach out to other people and help them find God,” junior Maggie Walker said. Many CG students within FCA have seen the need for this type of attitude within the school. Members think that Center Grove can be a radically different place if simple steps were taken toward helping others in this battle, as referred to in “Fight the Good Fight.” FCA has been around since 1954, making it the largest Christian organization within Center Grove. It is around in order to provide students with resources to minister to their schools with athletics as the starting point. It can be agreed that most students have at least heard of FCA, but most are not

This years Center Grove FCA t-shirt. photo by Ben Bacon

quite sure exactly what it is or what it is really all about. FCA’s main purpose is to combine students’ passion for sports and activities with their passion for Jesus Christ and to show that those two things do not need to be separate, but that they can work together to make an impact. Although some questions have been answered about students involved in FCA, not everything can be explained so in many ways, there is a need for individuals to check it out for themselves. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets every Wednesday morning at 6:55 in the auditorium.


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Opinion

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Cynicism Speaks: byAlecDietz Opinion Writer

Get Carmelized In the innocent, conservative, god fearing paradise that is the Center Grove area, we live peaceful and simple lives. During the day we students go to school and try to get good grades that end up being only decent, and then become comforted at the realization that Ball State is always an option. On the weekends we party, and the suburban police who have no real crime to fight always find ways to ruin teenage lives. But there is a haunting sense of jealousy and anger surrounding our area towards the neighbors to the north known as Carmel, which brings much to question. This rivalry between Center Grove and Carmel has been going on for a while, and I feel I need to get to The latest Carmel-like addition to the the bottom Greenwood Park Mall. Photo by Jessica of it. Why do Edelman two wealthy suburban communities full of caring parents, fast food, and churches hate each other? Kids from Center Grove all laughed when we heard about an instance on a Carmel High School boy’s basketball bus. We felt so good about ourselves because such an appalling act would never occur in our wonderful Center Grove. Butt wait…what about the instance a few years back involving the football team? Carmel is considered by many to be a cutting edge suburban community because they have a cultural center, technologically savvy schools, and of course roundabouts. Center Grove certainly doesn’t have much culture, and ran out of money while trying to fill our school with computers and Small Learning Communities. Yet, we do indeed have roundabouts! While driving round and round I like to pretend that I am in Carmel, where life is indeed sweeter. I believe that the majority of hatred towards Carmel

Greenwood’s newest roundabout on Fairview and Morgantown. Photo by Jessica Edelman

comes from the athletic rivalry, and everyone in CG knows that god intended us to win state (we believed). I received a wide range of answers from my student peers about their hatred toward Carmel ranging from “they’re richer” and “I don’t know why but I do”. I think senior Dawson Bowling said it best, “Center Grove hates Carmel because they’re better than us and always will be.” Center Grove will always be known as the southern or wannabe Carmel. Even though we do dislike each other for many different and unnecessary reasons, at the same time I also firmly believe that every decision made by this community is done so by wondering, “What would do Carmel do?” 2nd place isn’t so bad, or wait is Zionsville ahead of us too? Well hey 3rd place isn’t too shabby.

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The Science of Forgetting

byMackenzieThompson Features Writer

Have you ever found yourself pondering the past, reminiscing on past escapades you and your friends ventured on; remembering your childhood with a fondness that surpasses all, reimagining the waterfall you once climbed, the icy slope you once fell from, and that one long day with your grandparents that never seemed to end. Our memories from the past will one day sustain us in our future, when being able to have these same experiences is no longer possible. Our memories are sacred pieces of our past life that live with us for years. They are one of the world’s only sustainable resources. Memories are past experiences that will one day fuel our future. Once you reach the state in your life where being able to run around for hours on end is past you, the only way to relive those moments are through memories. That is why I feel that the need to build a set of memories from the present is so important. Memories are potent examples of the lives we once lived. Though some can and will grow faint with time, the mere realization of what you have experienced is often enough. Think of your grandparents sitting in their wooden rocking chairs, glasses filled with sweet tea, oxygen tanks sputtering in and out, rambling on about the wild things they did and experienced at your age. The realization that this could one day be my future is at first bizarre but after thought comforting. Researchers and neurologists have begun the development of an experimental drug that blocks the activity of a substance in your brain needed to retain

information. With the block of this substance a barrier is created to restrict memories, such as of chronic fears, losses, or a nagging thought. The problem is who is to say that one day in the future one will not want to relive those moments? Even if at the time you think that the memory is too painful and you never want to relive it again, think of the affect the memory might have in your future. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind anyone? “Yet even as scientists sent men to the moon and spacecraft to Saturn and submarines to the ocean floor, the instrument responsible for such feats, the human mind, remained almost entirely dark, a vast and mostly uncharted universe as mysterious as the New World was to explorers of the past” said writer Benedict Carey in the New York Times when speaking about the creation of the memory editing drug and its extraordinary development. Instead of a drug that blocks your memories, what about the development of a drug that strengthens your memory; allowing you to relive your past memories so vividly that it feels as if you are there again, smelling the odor of those ten foot sunflowers, tasting the sourness of the expired milk you were dared to drink, and feeling the wind on top of a cloud covered mountain top. Some may say to live in the moment, because what the future holds is unknown. I say live in the moment purely for the memories.

Why I’m Not a GLEEK: byAlexJabre

Entertainment Writer

My Take on “Glee”

Let’s get something straight here. I don’t like “Glee.” You should know that right off the bat if you happen to be a fan of the show or if you consider yourself to be a so-called “gleek” (bless you, whoever you are). I am aware that “Glee” does happen to be one of FOX’S most popular shows of the moment; I guess the best thing you could say about it is that for the first time ever, the “glee club” is actually kind of a cool thing. But at worst, “Glee” represents the downfall of high school shows; gone are the days of realistic, heartfelt teenage shows, and here to stay are the slapdash, empty-headed sitcoms that only require tweeny boppers to sing their little hearts out in order to survive high school. To put it bluntly, “Glee” is simply not for me. Neither was “High School Musical” for that matter (but everybody disagreed with me on that one, too). While “Glee” does have talented actors and a few genuinely effective moments, it’s just as brash, shallow, and dopey as anything you’d find from a Disney franchise. It applauds stereotypes, overzealous pop music, and less-than-compelling storylines that seem to be less like drama and more like cheap manipulation. Are you still even reading this? Good; then let’s take it from the top, shall we? You probably already know the set-up – it’s about the trials and tribulations of a Midwestern show choir (a.k.a. glee club) called New Directions, led by the school’s Spanish teacher Will Schuester (played by Matthew Morrison, who is hands-down the best thing about the show). The choir is filled with conveniently eclectic members who share one thing in common: they’re all blatant stereotypes. They include: the narcissistic bombshell Rachel (Lea Michele), the hunky quarterback Finn (Cory Monteith), the African-American diva Mercedes (Amber Riley), the flamboyant soprano Kurt (Chris Colfer), the Mohawkhaired Puck (Mark Salling), and the nerdy paraplegic Artie (Kevin McHale). But perhaps the most offensive stereotype is Quinn (Dianna Agron), who is portrayed as the typically nasty cheerleader who happens to get knocked up even though – oh, get this – she happens to be president of the celibacy club! Oh my God, what comic gold! Is Steve Martin taking any notes? So you can imagine where it goes from there. There’s plenty of singing, dancing, drama, hookups, breakups, and so on. But their biggest obstacle takes the form of a cheerleading coach from Hell – Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), the hilariously obnoxious but sometimes over-redundantly shrill archenemy that takes pleasure

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in watching people miserably fail. This woman would probably be fired if she worked at an actual high school. During much of the first season, she’d stop at nothing to bring down the glee club, which makes the season finale all the more unbelievable when she convinces the school principal to grant them another year after they lose at the Regionals. It seems as if the only plausible adult characters in “Glee” are Will, who’s just a nice guy that wants to do what’s best for everyone, and Emma Pillsbury (dough boy), the germophobic guidance counselor Will has the hots for. Much has been made about the musical numbers, which are obviously an integral part of the show. I find that they actually help bring the show down rather than redeeming its values. Although they are choosing songs from very good artists – ranging from Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Coldplay, Queen, AC/ DC, The Beatles (!), and The Rolling Stones. Heck, they even make Lady Gaga’s music – which I despise – sound pretty good. But it’s the arrangements of the songs that don’t work; almost every song sounds exactly the same and you easily tell that the cast is lip-syncing – it sounds too polished, too commercial, too refined, and too over-produced to sound like they’re really performing. I also found it funny how none of them ever wear microphones as they’re singing (maybe they just project really well). Instead of making you think about the immediacy of the performance, it makes your mind drift and wonder if they had any fun laying down the tracks in a shiny recording studio. And you know when the music isn’t working in a musical, there’s only so much left you can like about it. Maybe I’m taking all of this too seriously. I think a show like this thrives as long as you don’t think too deeply about it and you accept it for what it is – a musical sitcom that exists in happy la-la land and costs $3 Million to produce for a single episode. It is a perfectly watchable show, but I still think it’s not a very good one. All it amounts to is just another fad; a passing craze like Justin Bieber, “Twilight,” or the guy on the Oatmeal box. It will have its success and run its course for a few seasons, but then another similar show will come along and everybody will move on. However, I was surprised when it failed to win the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series about a month ago. Maybe I’m not alone with my critical opinion. And maybe there are others who think “The Hangover” is one of the most overrated comedies of the past decade! No, never mind. I’m probably alone on that one.

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Features

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Friday, September 24, 2010

High School Sweethearts

Married teachers find benefits to working with spouse

byMackenzieDean FeaturesWriter

Center Grove High School redefines the term “high school sweethearts”. Unlike many businesses, schools or organizations, Center Grove has six happily married couples. “I could work with my husband at CGHS,” English teacher Karen Gerhart said, whose husband does not work at Center Grove. “It is such a big place that I think couples don’t really even see each other that much.” This is true for most teacher-couples at the high school, especially when working in different departments. There are advantages to having your spouse work at the same place as you. “ I can talk to him if I need him, we know each other’s environment, and we can both be more involved in the school,” English teacher Briana McDonough said. Guidance Counselor Kevin and Briana McDonough enjoy being able to attend the

same events such as football games together as opposed to having to go to separate events at different schools. “All the energy we put into our jobs goes to the same place and that is nice,” Briana McDonough said. Sophomore Sarah Cullom has a different perspective on all the married couples, her parents being one of them (Social Studies teacher Cindy Cullom and Science teacher Rusty Cullom). “They know everything that goes on, and I am never late to school,” Cullom said. The only disadvantages that the pairs encounter are the similarity in stress. Yet, the subject of school is not the main focus at home. Whether you go through the high school making the connection between the Dices, Lapkas, Sheelys, McDonoughs, Dodsons or the Culloms, one thing is certain: these couples remain “high school sweethearts,” inside and outside the walls of CGHS.

Truck Group aims to spread the Word of God byHannahMorgan FeaturesWriter

By now, you’ve heard the murmurs of “Truck Group” ringing through the halls of CG. Surely, you’ve seen the boys with their makeshift tees that simply read “Truck Group” in black sharpie. But the question remains: What is Truck Group? “We come together as a group of students and teenagers who worship God through fellowship and song,” Junior Connor Whiteside said. “Our goal is to show the love to others that God has shown to all of us, and to have a fun time hanging out as well.” Connor Whiteside and Adam Ferrell came across the idea for Truck Group last May. Several others have been involved with the beginnings of Truck Group, but these two Juniors lead worship. “It started out as me and Connor were studying for our algebra final last school year, and it was really starry outside that night. He asked if I wanted to go out in his court in the back of my truck and sing and play my guitar and just worship God,” Ferrell said. “So we did.” With no intention of doing so, they impacted neighbors and passers-by that night. “Neighbors came out to their porch and listened, and some people were walking their dogs around and listened,” Whiteside said. “And then we thought, what if we did this and invited people? We could make a difference. So we did.” Since the creation of Truck Group, it has grown immensely. They have had as many

as 27 people show up. “We did it to help some people out with their faith initially. We never expected a lot of people to come,” Ferrell said. Lately, students have been gathering at Independence Park, since 27 people is too many to fit in the back of Adam’s truck. “It’s kind of cool how some people come trying to learn more about God, and like it, or some just want to have a good time singing, and hanging out,” Whiteside said. “It’s just good to see everyone out there. Me and Adam love leading worship and getting to know them and God better.” Truck Group has even sparked the curiosities of teachers. “Ms. Rickmon and Mrs. Sheely are planning on coming this Thursday to check it out,” Whiteside said. It began as a break from studying for finals, and continues to provide a relaxing time for students during the school week. It’s completely laid-back. “It’s a break out of our busy weeks to come together and hang out as a group of students, believer or non believer,” Ferrell said. “To just learn about who Jesus really is. Not just some other religion or whatever people think it is, but to discover who God really is. That’s what I want people to know truck group as.”

It’s Go Time

CG Band is on the verge of making it big byElainaMellott FeaturesWriter

Great bands successful like Stones Crossing and Chase Coy plus many others have come out of Center Grove, and the next is It’s Go Time. For three years, singer and rhythm guitar player Joe Wise and lead guitarist Sam Carson had been writing songs when they were influenced to start the band after a local concert. “I thought of how easy it’d be,” said Wise, and he soon found this to be true. Starting off with a band called Weatherstar, the recording happened over a Mac computer and those recordings were sent to iTunes, who “pretty much copy writes it for you,” according to Wise. Though Weatherstar is no longer together, they were unique, according to listeners. Wise also had a group with his cousin, Sam Carson, playing acoustic guitars under the title Mister Owl. Carson, for about three years, had been taking guitar lessons, but it got old, so he joined with Wise to branch off of each other’s ideas. They played more underground indie music, until their original bass player quit. In need of another, they found Chris Johnson, a friend of Carson’s. Johnson had never played bass before, but he had had experience in guitar for two years. “I never played bass before that, but Sam and Joe said I was ten times better than their previous bassist since I learned in three minutes what took him three days,” Johnson said. Now, freshman Joe Wise, freshman Sam Carson, and junior Chris Johnson are a part of the band It’s Go Time and all from Center Grove. Their sound is mostly

punk core, and it was inspired by the bands A Day To Remember, Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, and several others. The band originally came up with the name when Sam and Joe were together in L.A. Joe and Sam always thought good band names involved time. “[We] saw a guy wearing a shirt with something about a grandma and said ‘It’s go time’ on the back, and we liked it,” said Wise. Juggling school life with band practice would seem rather difficult, but not according to Wise. “It’s kind of tough, but this year, it was easier to do it on the weekends.” The band members also can be found doing their homework in the recording studio. For a start, It’s Go Time has played at Emmanuel Church Center several times. Also, they joined a local band, Facts of Life, at Emerson Theater. In the future, all hope to be involved in music in some way. “I would love to see myself in ten years playing bass for [It’s Go Time] in front of a sold out show somewhere around the world,” said Johnson.


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Friday, September 24, 2010

Entertainment

Getting to Know CHEAP THINGS TO DO Around Center Grove ByJakeThompson EntertainmentWriter

byJakeThompson EntertainmentWriter

Is Saturday, presumably the most favored day of the week, losing its luster? Many students complain that entertainment is scarce or hard to find. “There’s nothing to do, besides going to the movies or the mall, there isn’t much to choose from,” said Senior Jessica Beck, voicing a common opinion of fellow students. Compared to a Friday night watching the dominating high school football force that is the Center Grove Trojans, Saturdays lack the hype that they were once associated with. However, most students base their options and opinions on driving distance, food availability, and the present amount of spending money. But what if they expanded their horizons and they were restricted to either be in, or just outside Interstate 4-65? What they might discover is that a great meal or new experience is just as manageable as redundantly going to the movies. In fact, some of the highest recommended places to go, or eat at, aren’t ridiculously far or uninvitingly expensive. Bazbeaux Pizza, located downtown on 344 Massachusetts Avenue, is an Indy favorite. What appeals to most is their wide variety of toppings, which range from the traditional cheese, pepperoni, and sausage, to eggplant, goat cheese, and capers. The pizza itself is thin crust, unless specifically ordered otherwise, and is sold in 10”, 12”, and 16” size variations. The dining room also displays an exotic atmosphere with its interesting art gallery theme. Food prices are surprisingly reasonable and could easily fit in a teenaged budget. On 1453 Tremont Street, lies Long’s Bakery, rumored to be the best donut in Indiana. “Long’s has the best donuts ever, if you get there early, when they’re fresh, there’s nothing better,” said Senior Kyle Timmons. The Bakery sells different varieties from jelly filled to tiger twists, but are most famous for their classics: yeast, glazed, cake (both vanilla and chocolate), and apple fritters. Although they’re known for their donuts, Long’s is a full bakery and also sells the usual expected baked goods: such as cookies, cakes, and pastries of all sorts. Compared to Krispy Kreme and similar franchises Long’s Bakery pricing is cheaper, increasing the impulsivity in people to go and experience it for themselves. For those who favor fun over food. X-Site offers a vibrant laser tag experience. Just northeast of 4-65 on 86th street, X-site features a large, futuristic, black light “arena” and up-to-date laser tag equipment. Up to 42 people can compete at once and luckily, for those who enjoy friendly competition; scores are recorded and provided at the end of each match. Matches are 20 minutes long and equipment and instructions are provided beforehand. Outside of the arena is an arcade and lounge so while waiting for the next match customers have the option of playing games, eating concessions, or just resting. On the weekend it’s priced at $18 per person, however, this pays for unlimited play for that night. According to their website the average amount of matches a group will participate in, on a weekend night, is 7. Overall if considering a person plays the average 7 matches, which is over 2 hours of game play, the night price of $18 per person may seem less intimidating.

Jeff Parker

Eva Gichina

Q:What’s your favorite artist on your iPod? J.P.-“Cold Play probably”. E.G.-“Probably Kate Voegele”

Q:If you were stranded on an island what is the one thing you would bring?

J.P.- “I would bring a survival kit that had all the basics”. E.G.- “Um…a knife”

Q:What’s the one book you could read over and over?

J.P.- “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows”. E.G.- “Twilight or The Notebook because they’re both so romantic, they’re so sweet”.

Q:How much do you text in one day?

J.P. - “A lot” E.G.- “Uh…not very much, I think texting can get a little annoying’.

Q:Who’s number 1 in your speed-dial?

J.P.-“ Probably my Mom, I don’t set my speed-dial, it’s whatever” E.G.-“I don’t know how to work speed-dial, but if I could it would be my best friend Anne”.

Q:If you could travel anywhere, where would

New Upcoming Movies bySavannahLorentzen EntertainmentWriter

“Eat Pray Love looked amazing. I like the theme of finding yourself,” said freshmen Claire Cross. “Julia Roberts leads in a strong role of woman intent on discovering herself and what she wants in life,” Abby Hermesch said. This is a movie strictly devoted to a woman, Julia Roberts, finding her old self. The one that had a passion for food, and the world, not just a man by her side. “This movie looks like a chick flick, but the idea is pretty awesome. Who wouldn’t want to go around to different countries, and try different foods from different cultures?” said freshmen, Billy Hale. And that is the magical question, who wouldn’t want to travel the globe just to try foods from different cultures? Some think they may have the answer. “It looks like a chick flick, and I don’t recommend it for any guy,” freshman Caleb Wallace said. While on the other hand, people also have other opinions. “This movie looks great! It looks like it will have a great mix of humor, romance, and emotion. The movie looks like it was shot in a great setting-the views and scenery are very breathtaking! I think this movie will have a lot of character, but stay realistic and believable. This movie is definitely one I would go see,” Abby Hermesch said. “Eat Pray Love looks very loving, romantic, funny, and interesting,” freshman Alexis Kristof said. So there you have it folk’s two very different opinions, but very good reasons. Now two different movies, yet they both are inspiring to young people today. “Life as We Know It was inspiring to overcome your past issues and work to one cause,” Claire Cross said. As you notice both story lines have to do with people overcoming their pasts or fears from the past that still haunt them. Yet in Life as we Know It, it goes from one character to two. “It is about a man and woman who have unexpectedly come together and raise a baby girl, left behind by their friends who passed away in an accident,” Abby Hermesch said. So it looks like there may be a little twist to this story line, way different from the last. There weren’t many bad things to say about Life as we know it. Most people agree it would be a funny movie for all to see. “It looks like a chick flick that might have a few funny moments, but I’m still not going to recommend it,” freshman Caleb Wallace said. “It looks like it would be a really funny movie, and Katherine Heigl is one of my favorite actresses,” Billy Hale said. “This movie looks hilarious!” Abby Hermesch said. And to wrap up this movie, “Although the movie may have a cliché ending, it is a heartwarming story about becoming a family. It explores the joys and sufferings of parenthood and falling in love,” Abby Hermesch said. In my opinion I think that this movie is for all ages, but mostly for young adults who are looking for a family and love. I mean who knows what’ll happen along the way. A not so heard of new release is Nowhere Boy, it tells a tale of a young teenage boy longing to start a band, even if the members have no idea how to play. “Nowhere Boy looks like the most interesting of the three movies because it’s about John Lennon, and how he started his music career,” Billy Hale said. John Lennon was a member of the Beatles; while some people may be interested in this others think it’s just not for our young generation. “This movie didn’t catch my attention. It is about John Lennon and the story behind the Beatles, and while it looks like it has good acting in it, the plot line doesn’t seem very interesting. I think this movie will be more popular with the older generations, as they know about John Lennon more than we do. The setting and realism to the time period look fantastic, and I think this movie will do well among the older set,” Abby Hermesch said. While I tried to mix it up a bit by adding more girls since there were two chick flicks in this segment, I realized that many girls don’t really enjoy the old; well I shouldn’t say old, but older types of music, such as the Beatles. “It was okay, but it was a little corny,” Claire Cross said. However you see the difference in how this man reacts to seeing the trailer. “Nowhere Boy looks pretty freaking awesome!” freshman Caleb Wallace said. Maybe each generation is starting to fade away from the once legends of music.

you choose to go?

J.P.- “Back in time” E.G.- “Probably Europe, because it’s totally different from here, so it would be lots of fun.

Q:If you could be anyone for one day, who would you be?

J.P.-“Bill Gates, he’s got a lot of money.” E.G.- “I would be Justin Bieber’s love interest, I don’t know who she is but I’d love to be her.

Wizard of Oz Comes to Center Grove byChrisCollins

EntertainmentWriter The Center Grove Education Foundation was proud to host the Missoula Children’s Theatre Saturday, September 18, as they performed the classic “The Wizard of Oz”. They performed at 2pm and 5 pm. Center Grove children, from kindergarten to eighth grade, could audition to be a part of the performance, although our high school drama club was not involved. Ms. Myers, head of our drama department here at CG, says the Education Foundation put on this performance as part of a fundraiser. The Education Foundation chose our auditorium because it is a large auditorium that can house quite an audience, and it is free for booking. The performance by the Missoula Children’s Theatre undoubtedly got our drama department excited about the upcoming year. Auditions for the fall production were held Tuesday, September 14, and Wednesday, September 15. The production is already casted and has started rehearsing. The fall production is called “UTBU”. “UTBU” is an acronym for “Unhealthy to be Unpleasant.” The play is a comedy, about a company whose business is to rid the world of unpleasant people, through the delivery of explosive packages. “It’s guaranteed to be a gut-buster,” says Ms. Myers. She says it’s a funny plot filled with “eccentric characters.” The Center Grove Drama Club is open to anyone who is interested in drama, whether it be plays, musicals, sound, advertising, props, set, or anything else to do with drama. The Missoula Children’s Theatre put on a successful performance and Center Grove was proud to host the event. Our drama department is excited to get started on their own production. The performances of “UTBU” will be November 18 and 20 at 7:30pm and November 21 at 2:30pm. Tickets will be $7.


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While freshman and sophomores spent last Wednesday testing in their STaR classes, Center Grove juniors went out into the community for the annual

Day of Caring

Clockwise from top: Junior Kevin Shrewsbury paints the front porch of a house belonging to a long-time Center Grove supporter during his Day of Caring experience. Juniors Leigh Anne Hauser, Eva Gichina and Amy Gramse paint a shed at the Honey Grove Day Care. Five students along with business teacher Summer Ehresman spent the day at Honey Grove. Junior Jordan Garcia works on pulling staples out of lumber at Bargarsville Christian Church. Students from English teacher Jim Williams’s STaR listen to an introductory presentation at the Midwest Food Bank as part of their Day of Caring. Junior Abby Torrison plays a game with residents in an assisted living facility. Center Grove students participated in activities at over 50 different locations, ranging from elementary schools to homeless shelters to libraries. In one day, CG juniors logged over 1,000 volunteer hours helping the community. photos by Hannah Duke

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Kicking off the season in a positive way

Above: Junior Evan VanSant executes a corner kick against Columbus East. CG defeated East 3-2 in the Trojan Classic. VanSant scored the winning goal for the Trojans. Top Left: Before the game against Columbus East, the CG boys soccer team takes a knee in preparation for the upcoming match. Sophomores Gabe Walker and Christian Soto, along with junior Evan VanSant scored goals for the Trojans to propel them to a 3-2 win. Bottom Left: Sophomore Gabe Walker dribbles down the field against a Columbus East defender in the Trojan Classic. CG defeated Pendleton Heights 2-0 and Columbus East 3-2 to win the Classic. photos by Zach Whitehead

byMariahHester SportsEditor

Center Grove boys soccer has opened the season with an 11-2-1 record, surprising many who did not expect this team to compete with the best in the state. In the first 14 games, unranked CG has alread defeated No. 7 Pike and Bloomington North, who received votes in the polls that week. Before starting state tournament play, CG soccer still has two of the biggest matches of the year left to play -- at Carmel and home against Avon for senior night. Wins against these two programs would catapault CG into the state rankings and give them momentum heading into sectional play. Whatever the reason may be, this team has overcome adversity and has created a new sense of pride for Center Grove boys soccer. These wins have made the game more competitive and interesting to watch, which has led to a growing fan base to support the team throughout the season. However, in order to notch a win against an opponent like Avon, CG knows they will need a strong student section in the bleachers for support. While the outlook at the beginning of the season was unsure, since CG was looking to replace nine graduated seniors, the Trojans have surprised many with their impressive start to this year’s campaign. The support and encouragement of the team may lead to something that everyone can be proud of, most importantly the CG boys soccer players.

Concussions becoming more prevalent with high school students, CG athletes

Opportunites arise for football players, attracting college recruiters like never before

byNickMarley

Scott Sutton

SportsWriter

If you have ever had a concussion then you know about the aggravating headaches, annoying dizziness, and the constant nausea. For those who have not had a concussion you can consider yourself lucky. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions have many names: mild brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), mild head injury (MHI), and minor head trauma. Junior John The term concussion is still used commonly in sports medicine. A concussion is described as a head injury with a temporary loss of brain function, the amount of time you lose brain function all depends on how severe the concussion is. Many cognitive symptoms include confusion, disorientation, and focusing attention. Many physical symptoms include headaches, difficulty balancing, vomiting, light sensitivity, doubled vision, or ringing in the ears. “When I had a concussion it was like a migraine

times 10. That feeling lasted for a couple of days. I ended up not being able to see for about 5 minutes and once I got my vision back my eyes were very sensitive to light,” said Junior John Dunaway when he had his concussion during wrestling. Concussions are most common in sports. Boxers, football players, and soccer players have a high concussion rate. Many athletes are tested before their sports season begins to provide a baseline comparison if there is an injury. There are ways to prevent concussions of course. If you Dunaway are in a car wear your seat belt and use airbags. Not only do they help prevent concussions they can help prevent your death. If you play football don’t “spear,” or tackle with your head. Treating a concussion is about as easy as preventing one. They usually go away with out treatment, and no specific treatments really exist. There are about one percent of people who receive treatment for MTBI. They end up needing brain surgery. Someone who has a concussion is told to sleep plenty at night plus rest during the day.

“When I had a concussion, it was like a migraine times 10.”

Girls golf places second at sectionals; sets sites on regionals, state finals byJessicaGottlieb SportsWriter

While most Center Grove students were beginning the frenzy of the Trojan Match Game to kick off homecoming week, the Lady Trojans Golf Team was competing in a different kind of match game: the Sectionals round of the state tournament. The girls have been working towards the state tournament for the entire season. When asked about how they had been preparing, each girl gave the same answer. “Practice, practice, practice,” Freshman Jamie Geitner said. Geitner’s teammate, Sophomore Jessica Geitner, gave a similar response. “[The team prepared for the tournament by] practicing a lot, and practicing being in the conditions of a tournament.” Coach Jim Williams did his best to prepare the girls for each practice and to teach them that they practice how they play. Towards the end of regular season, Coach Williams said, “As [the team] gets ready for the only tournament that matters, [Williams] wants to encourage each of the girls to continue to raise their focus and level of intensity in each of the remaining practices.” These words, in one of Williams’ many pep talks, encouraged the girls to go beyond the game that they were playing the day before and to use every practice as a stepping-stone to the next level. Last season, the team was the first Lady Trojan team to compete in the Girls Golf State Tournament in five

Sectional Results 1. Sydney Clute: 74 2. Jessica Geitner: 85 3. Holly Paddack: 86 4. Jamie Geitner: 87 5. Elaina Mellott: 87 years. Because only one Senior graduated from the team, Coach Williams had high expectations for the team, especially those who had played in the tournament last year. Coach Williams has raised the bar for the team to not only make it to the State Tournament again, but to progress to the second round of the tournament. This goal seemed to be on edge as the team fell into a midseason slump. The girls, however, dug themselves out just in time for Sectionals. The team placed second in Sectionals with a 332, aided by Junior Sydney Clute’s score of 74, the lowest in the tournament. Their second place finish advanced them to Regionals, which will be Saturday in Martinsville at 10 AM.

SportsColumnist Every Trojan fan is sure to remember the 2008 football team, which brought a state championship, multiple frontpage articles, and a lot of college football attention. Jordan Luallen and Luke Swift brought in the most publicity and top colleges such as Georgia Tech and Miami (OH). However, short of these two recruits, the senior class of 2008 was not heavily recruited. Although this year’s team may not light up the scoreboard due to a young quarterback and an undersized offensive line, they have yielded multitudes of college attention compared to the 2008 class or any other class Center grove has ever seen. Joel Hale, a meaty 6’6” 300 lbs defensive lineman is atop the recruiting classes nation wide. After a superb showing last year against tough MIC opponents, Hale caught the eye of many top college programs. Joel at first attracted Big Ten schools such as Indiana University, Michigan State University, and Michigan. “It was exciting! My first offer came in so fast.” Hale said about early recruitment process. As the time progressed prestigious football programs such as Florida, Penn State, Georgia Tech, and Cincinnati pursued him. However, he is proud to call himself an Ohio State Buckeye and plans to continue his dominance on the line of scrimmage in college. “I did not know [the offers] would blow up so quickly. You grow up a lot through the recruitment process and see how you can handle positive situations.” Hale said about the whole recruiting process. When Nick Stoner isn’t competing in state track championships or “pwning n00bs” on Xbox live, he is busy being recruited by esteemed universities for football. The lean, mean 6’3” 170 lbs cornerback is among a slim few of defensive backs that have been highly recruited out of Center Grove. His list of offers differ from Big Ten schools; Indiana and Illinois, Big 12; Iowa State and Big East; Louisville. “Well I was new to it, Coach Moore does an awesome job with it, he pretty much let me know what to do and what not to do and he took care of a lot and it all kind of fell into place. I never thought I’d play in the Big Ten, but now it’s real and when I committed I could see myself representing Indiana with crimson and cream” Stoner said about the recruitment process. The last committed recruit is the one and only Andrew Gudeman, a 6’3” 220 lbs tight end. Andrew is not one to wow the crowd in size or speed, however what he lacks in those departments he makes up for in pure brute strength, experience and physicality. Although offered by a handful of Ivy League Schools including Harvard, he has committed to Miami (OH) and plans on being a drive force on the Redhawk offensive line. “I was speechless at first when they offered and the after the realization sunk in I felt very honored that Miami (OH) offered to give me a chance to go to college for free. When I committed a huge weight was lifted and I was extremely happy that my goal of becoming a D1 football player had become a reality.” Gudeman said about committing to Miami (OH). These are only three of the many recruits on this powerfully skilled team. Jimmy Daggett, Bryce Krebs, Tyler Sykes, and Brian Jansen are other candidates for an extension of playing career into college. Although this team, so far, isn’t reeling in the amount of media attention that the state 2008 team did, they have far more college caliber players.


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Big Shoes to Fill

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Following a disappointing defeat in the state semi-finals last year, the Center Grove football team is out for redemption and revenge. With many junior starters returning as seniors, few staring spots were left open. But, for coach Eric Moore and the offense, one of those was the quarterback spot, the leader, the junior. byKeatonWright SportsWriter

Kody Kavanaugh, ‘10 photo by Hannah Duke

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enter Grove Football always has huge pressure on them, and expectations are making,” senior wide receiver Isaac Duke said. high each season. No one has more pressure than the quarterback. Junior QuarKavanaugh, only a junior, has to step up every game and be a leader to his teammates, terback Kody Kavanaugh embraces the pressure. some older than him. Kavanaugh leads by example from former quarterbacks and from “Yes, I was very nervous. But when the game started I relaxed.” junior Kody Ka- senior captains. vanugh said. “He’s a goofball. He knows when to focus in but he also knows when to have a good Kavanaugh has been playing quarterback since second grade. He loves being the cap- laugh,” Duke said. tain of the offense and the pressure that goes with it. For Kavanaugh, he realizes the importance in balancing football and other activities. “I believe I have big shoes to fill due to what Jordan [Luallen] and Kyle [Barth] ac“I love to hang with friends and relax. I want to live a life outside of football too,” complished,” Kavanaugh said, referring to the Trojans’ two previous starting quarter- Kavanugh said. backs. The Center Grove Football community trusts in Kavanaugh to bring another state Kavanaugh has big shoes to fill after the past two Trojan quarterbacks went on to play championship to the school. at the collegiate level and each leading the team to a state championship and a semistate berth respectively. Coaches and players believe he can lead them to the same position. “Kody is always at practice and working hard. He’s always respectful to teammates and coaches,” Quarterbacks Coach Joe Siderewicz said. Kavanaugh wants to replicate their achievements and even more. He has team goals, such as winning the MIC, then semi-state, then state. He believes these are reachable by the end of his high school career and even this year. “ I want to be all-state, all-MIC, and win state.” Kavanugh said. Coaches have no doubt in him. “”I think by the time he is finished, he could be the best QB in the MIC,” Siderewicz said. Kavanaughhas his sights set on college football, where he’ love to play in the Big Ten. “I need to improve; I need to be quicker and make smarter decisions,” Kavanaugh said. His coaches and peers believe and trust in him on the field. “I feel like I’m respected by my teammates and coaches,” Kavanaugh said. Kavanaugh’s athletic abilities make him a great quarterback. “When a play breaks down, Kody can make something out of it due to his athletic abilities,” Siderewicz said. Siderwicz isn’t the only one who has confidence in Kavanaugh’s ability to lead the offense. “He’s very poised, and he demands the attention in Junior Quarterback Kody Kavanaugh (10), looks to the sideline for a play during Center Grove’s game at Pike. The Trojans defeated the huddle. His confidence lets us trust in his decision the Red Devils 16-8 on Aug. 27. photo by Hannah Duke

At a glance: Season in Review

CG vs Perry CG at Pike CG vs Meridian Friday August 27 Carmel

CG at Terre CG vs Terre Haute North Haute South

Outcome: What was Friday September 3 Friday September 10 expected to be a good game between two of the Outcome: The annual Outcome: Following Outcome: Center battle for the Kettle was best teams in the state was an emotionally drainGrove’s habitual beatno less exciting than in ing defeat, the long trip ing of the the Falcons of plenty exciting. With one years past. With rankings to Terre Haute was vital of the best road crowds Perry showed no sign of CG football has seen since atop the state, more than for refocusing. And stopping. While Perry the hatred was on the line. that is exactly what the was attempting to show- its state championship in Although many oppor2008, the Trojans found team did. Experimentcase its newly installed tunities presented themtheir identity against a ing with some new plays, offense, Center Grove selves, CG could not take and a more aerial attack solid Red Devil team. was busy running, tackAlthough a couple oppor- advantage. Their defense coach Eric Moore and his ling, intercepting, and tunities were spoiled with performed almost to its offense put on a show. hurtung all over them. potential, providing many missed field goals from While tradition tells us While the score showed Damiano Mancini, he and opportunities for the of- the Terre Hautes should a close game, the defense the team failed to lose fense, to no avail. Carmel be renamed to the “Terriproved its worth, and heart. A 16-8 victory was escaped the soutside with ble Hautes” any MIC win some forshadowing as a 21-14 victory and the enough to fire up some on the road is important. kettle. well with a 21-7 win. spirit for the next week Star Players: With Star Players: Coach Coach Moore calling in Star Players: Senior Star Players: For the Ruben DeLuna’s defense more passes, quarterJimmy Daggett led the second week in a row was the performer of the senior Jimmy Daggett back Kody Kavanaugh way on offense with 110 carried the Trojans ofnight. Almost any other blew up with 139 yards rushing yards. fensive load, this time for year, week, or day when through the air. Also The entire defense had a 186 yards on the ground. good showing, but partic- Fellow back Chris Flowers you hold the number one with a breakout night team to 21 points, you’ve was Chris Flowers, scorularly senior linebacker also had a big reception done enough to win. ing two touchdowns. Robbie Keys. late in the game

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Friday September 17 Outcome: Having the two Terre Hautes back-toback is bittersweet. Sweet, because its two wins, but bitter because its tough to guage progress. Despite a stagnant start, the Trojans went on a scoring tear equivilant to Reggie Miller’s infamous eight points in 8.9 seconds. This was stimulated by an onside kick recovered late in the second quarter by the Trojans. The second half turned into the expected blow out, ending at 46-0 in favor of the Trojans. Star Players: Senior linebacker Brian Jansen was the man of the night, flying around the field for tackles and an interception he returned 69 yards for a touchdown.


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